Look inside this “captivating” period farmhouse for sale which has preserved the late 1700s. 

Holwell Farm, in South Huish near Salcombe, is a Grade II listed farmhouse which has never been modernised and therefore retains a number of period features. 

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The open well staircase is one of the original features in the home. (Luscombe Maye)

The property dates back to the late 18th century, and particular features include the original studded plank front door, a wooden staircase and original wall panelling. 

On the ground floor, there is a kitchen/breakfast room with an adjoining utility room and direct access to the gardens, a drawing room, a snug, a second kitchen/reception room with valley views, a living room and a downstairs bedroom. 

There is original wall panelling throughout the property. (Luscombe Maye)
Exposed stone walls and wooden doors are among the period features in the property. (Luscombe Maye)

Upstairs, there are five double bedrooms, two of which have en-suite bathrooms, and a family shower room, while to the rear of the property there is a self-contained one bedroom annexe. 

Outside, there are terraced areas for sitting and enjoying the outlook across the valley and the rolling fields, including a covered entertaining area and a pond. 

A pond is included in the grounds, which span more than three acres. (Luscombe Maye)

The gardens are mainly laid to lawn and run down to a babbling brook, with the grounds overall spanning more than three acres. 

Adjacent to the house is a large L-shaped stone outbuilding, currently used as garaging/workshop/boat storage, which subject to planning permission could be suitable for a number of alternate uses, and a single garage is approached off the parking area.

The grounds also include a babbling brook. (Luscombe Maye)

The property is being sold by estate agent Luscombe Maye for a price of £1,500,000. 

The agent commented: “The farmhouse, which is Listed Grade II, is particularly unspoilt because it has never undergone a major rebuild or refronting and therefore also retains wonderful quality, period internal fittings. 

“These features include the original studded plank front door in an ovolo-moulded wooden door frame and a beautiful open-well 18th Century wooden staircase with open string, turned balusters, square panelled newels, a ramped handrail and dado panelling. 

“In addition there are a number of examples of original wall panelling and moulded plaster cornicing.”